Author Peter Quinn is the recipient of the 2019 Eugene O’Neill Award

On Monday, October 21, 2019, at 6 pm the best and brightest of Irish writers and artists will gather in The Manhattan Manor at Rosie O’Grady’s New York, to honor New York’s foremost Irish historian. 

Awarded by the Irish American Writers & Artists Association (IAWA), New York author Peter Quinn is to receive the 2019 Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award in a large celebration of his contribution to the New York Irish and their history. 

A former Chief Speechwriter for Governor Hugh Carey and Governor Mario Cuomo, Quinn is the author of the epic novel "Banished Children of Eve," a 1995 American Book Award winner, and "Looking for Jimmy: In Search of Irish America," a collection of non-fiction pieces. 

National Book Award winner Colum McCann once said of the author, “Peter Quinn is a poet and historian and one of our finest storytellers. He sits at the fireside of the American imagination. He can carve mystery out of mystery. The work is generous and agile and profound.”

Quinn will now receive the 2019 annual Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award from the Irish American Writers & Artists during a festive evening on Monday, October 21, 2019, at Manhattan Manor, upstairs at Rosie O'Grady's.

Tickets to the award ceremony and cocktail reception include hors d'oeuvres, buffet dinner, and open bar and are available for purchase here. Tickets include one year of membership with the Irish American Writers & Artists.

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